From Salt lake city we continued on I80 through Nevada Stopping
twice in Nevada at the same campgrounds we had stopped in on our way
to Yellowstone in 2014. We had some tire difficulty coming down from
the Donner Pass on I80 in California and had to pull over twice to
let the tires cool down as pressure was climbing into alarm
territory. It didn’t help that the outside temperature was over 100
degrees. None the less we arrived at the Marin Park campground in
Larkspur. After settling in I called my cousin and we went to their
San Raphael home from where we walked to a nice Thai Restaurant
where we had eaten on previous visits.
On Wednesday the adjuster came to evaluate our damaged vehicles. We
went to the post office Trader Joe and Vitamin Shoppe and walked in
the wet lands behind the Campground.
In case you didn't know that is San Quenton across
On Thursday we went to my cousins to meet her newest grandson
followed by an interesting walk in the neighborhood with her
husband. We returned to the campground and walked on an awesome bike
path with a traffic circle and unbelievable tunnel.
On Friday we walked to the Larkspur Ferry and
went into San Francisco.
about the buried ships when I read a young adult book called "Long
Warf" by Howardf Pease and recently I read about them in "Bound for
Gold" a 2018 book by best selling author William Martin who writes
historical fiction. san Francisco bay from the current shoreline
what is known as the Embarcadero inland to around the
iconic TransAmerica Pyramid building was not very deep. Many ships
came in search of Gold. Crews even officers jumped ship abandoning
the ships in the harbor. When scuttled with keels on the bottom many
decks were awash on the surface. Over time the ships were buried as
land fill was dumped in the harbor extending the San Francisco land
area. when a ship is discovered a plaque is placed on the sidewalk
above the ship much in the way this plaque honoring Captain
Liedesdorff was placed in the sidewalk. The captain was a noted
merchant and nfluential citizen of early San Francisco
After an unsuccessful search for the buried ship Rome.
why the Rome? There is no particular reason it's just one of the
buried ships under the streets of San Francisco and I thought it
would be easy to fined. It wasn't. Most people don't know about
San Francisco's buried ships even people living in and near San
FRancisco. I first learned
We continued down the Embarcadero to Pier 39
the seals and nearby Lefty store.
from there we went to the National Maritime Museum Visitors
Center returned to Boudin’s for bread soup bowls and then to
Ghirardelli for ice cream before returning to the ferry and the
campground. On Saturday we went to my cousins and the four of us
walked to brunch at Bogie’s 2 . On our return my cousin and I
discussed genealogy Debby read and here husband worked on his
garden. Upon our return to the campground we walked a little past
the ferry terminal before returning to thew campground for the
On Sunday Father Day we went for a walk and got lost on the return
needing the cell phone map to find our way back. Upon our we went to
Debby’s cousin in Berkley for a great visit with him his wife and
one of his son’s who had driven down from Sacramento for the day. We
had a traditional backyard barbecue dinner. It was really a great
visit but believe me you don’t want to drive a truck like ours on
the Berkley streets and hills. Don't even ask me about parking
because that is a whole nother story; on the other hand we survived.